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Vital Bolton Player of the Season: The Nominations

Vital Bolton Player of the Season: The Nominations
Finally, it's here. The nominations for the Vital Bolton Player of the Season. I have named five players who are the nominations, and you the readers can choose the winner by using the poll facility on the site. Voting will close at 10pm on Thursday.

I've made a point of picking players who have been at the club all season. Admittedly, that's a touch unfair on Zach Clough, Adam Le Fondre and Filipe Morais, who have all made huge contributions. But anyway, they'll live. Here are the nominations

Mark Beevers
I don`t like to be smug, but when Beevers signed in the summer I thought he would be a good signing. And he`s proved exactly that. A real presence at the back, and also has added some crucial goals to his game this season, none more memorable than the injury time winner at Southend.

Gary Madine
He isn`t a prolific goalscorer, he isn`t technically great. But nobody can deny his value to Bolton, and the style of play Phil Parkinson employed this season. Everyone pretty much knows the stats now. When he played, we usually won. We didn`t win a single league game that he didn`t start in. If you wanted to see that in a microcosm, we were wobbling until Madine made a premature return from his shoulder knock to win our final two games and seal promotion.

Jay Spearing
The most consistent of our central midfielders in my opinion, hasn`t always got the headlines but does I feel deserve a nomination. Also scored a belting goal against Sheffield United on the opening day.

Josh Vela
Particularly earlier on in the season, Vela was superb. Moved into a number ten role in the first half of the campaign, Vela was influential, the advanced position helping bring goals to his game. Since the move to three at the back he has dropped into central midfield which is his more traditional role.

David Wheater
Defence, goals. You could pretty much say the same stuff as you would for Beevers. Wheater had been initially released but returned to the club on reduced terms, and his return has proved to be crucial. Even last season I thought he did okay given the circumstances when he could play, but fitness problems put pay to that. This time he has more or less kept fit all season.

Writer:Anthony Hart
Date:Tuesday May 9 2017
Time: 9:57AM

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Gary Madine11%
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Josh Vela1%
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C Sheff Utd 46 30 10 6 100 45
P Bolton 46 25 11 10 86 32
3 Scunthorpe 46 24 10 12 82 26
4 Fleetwood 46 23 13 10 82 21
5 Bradford 46 20 19 7 79 19
6 Millwall 46 20 13 13 73 9
7 Southend 46 20 12 14 72 17
8 Oxford 46 20 9 17 69 13
9 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 69 9
10 Bristol Rovers 46 18 12 16 66 -2
11 Peterborough 46 17 11 18 62 0
12 MK Dons 46 16 13 17 61 2
13 Charlton 46 14 18 14 60 7
14 Walsall 46 14 16 16 58 -7
15 Wimbledon 46 13 18 15 57 -3
16 Northampton 46 14 11 21 53 -13
17 Oldham 46 12 17 17 53 -13
18 Shrewsbury 46 13 12 21 51 -17
19 Bury 46 13 11 22 50 -12
20 Gillingham 46 12 14 20 50 -20
R Port Vale 46 12 13 21 49 -25
R Swindon 46 11 11 24 44 -22
R Coventry 46 9 12 25 39 -31
R Chesterfield 46 9 10 27 37 -35
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